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About last night: Aroldis Chapman’s tough ninth inning

Last night’s win over the Red Sox, as satisfying as it was, did not come easily in the ninth inning. Aroldis Chapman needed 33 pitches to get the final three outs and gosh, did he labor. Two walks, one booming double, one long foul ball, one run, and only two swings and misses. It was hardly vintage Chapman, but it was enough to close out the win. Here, via Brooks Baseball, is...
Via River Avenue Blues
10 hours ago

About Last Night: That scary ninth inning

If you are like me, you were pacing during Wednesday night’s bottom of the ninth at Fenway Park because let’s be honest, the Yankees have been the victims of some devastating walk-off losses in that ballpark. Just last September, we sat through that dreadful Dellin Betances outing which was capped off by a walk-off, three-run homer by Hanley Ramirez. And as we watched Aroldis...
Via BP Bronx
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman grabs elbow, should Yankees worry?

Chapman hits 100 mph only once, needs 33 pitches to finish off Red Sox BOSTON -- Time to panic? Aroldis Chapman said no, but the circumstances pointed to possible trouble. Chapman grabbed his left elbow immediately after he closed out the Yankees' 3-1 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday. The fireballing closer fanned Joshn Rutledge...
16 hours ago

‘I saw a guy grinding out there’: Aroldis Chapman’s ugly save

BOSTON — The faces might have been different, but it was still a rivalry matchup at Fenway Park, where plenty of Yankees closers have crumbled before. After stumbling Wednesday for the first time this season, Aroldis Chapman recovered to pick up another save — not without drama in a 3-1 win over Boston. “He’s not...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman earns 5th save of season with 33-pitch effort

Via YES Network
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rally Late, Fall Short To The Evil Empire, 3-1

(AP Photo)A few more feet to the right and this would have been the Josh Rutledge Miracle Game. After tallying once off so-called 'Uber-Closer' Aroldis Chapman (who didn't hit 100 MPH on any of his 30 pitches in the 9th inning), Boston was poised to win it with two on and two out in the final frame. Rutledge—playing for the injured Panda—roped a Chapman pitch high into the foggy...
Via FenwayNation
22 hours ago

10 MLB players off to scorching hot starts

The 2017 MLB season isn’t even two weeks old, yet some players have already separated themselves from the crowd by starting off the season on the right foot.There are some batters hitting over .400 in the early going, while some pitchers have yet to register an ERA thanks to tossing scoreless innings.Here’s a look at the 10 hottest players so far this season.1. Yoenis Cespedes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets closer Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence incident

One of the best relievers in Major League Baseball will begin the 2017 season on the sideline.New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia has been suspended 15 games for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, MLB announced on Wednesday. He’ll be eligible to return to the team on April 20.Familia was arrested on Oct. 31 on a simple assault charge after an altercation with his...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hal Steinbrenner on Aroldis Chapman: ‘Sooner or later, we forget, right?’

Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman returned to the New York Yankees on a high-priced free agent deal this winter. It came after he helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.It was also following an incident in the fall of 2015 where the closer allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told...
Via Sportsnaut
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to the Pinstripes and the Miami Marlins. Why did he choose the former? “I love the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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